Sunday, April 4, 2021

VGS News & Events: April 4 through April 10, 2021


Monday, April 5

Jewish Genealogy SIG

Zoom Meeting:  10:00am – 11:50am

Coordinators:  Herb Siegel & Phil Goldsmith

Monday, April 5

RootsMagic SIG

Zoom Meeting:  2:30pm – 4:20pm

Coordinator:  George Zitterell

Tuesday, April 6

Adoption & Missing Kin SIG

Zoom Meeting:  9:30am – 11:20am

Topic:  Beginning Your Search for Unknown Relatives

Coordinators:  Anne Berg & Marcella Zorn

Wednesday, April 7

French Canadian Genealogy SIG

Zoom Meeting:   9:00am – 10:50am

Coordinator:  Jean Colman

Thursday, April 8

German Genealogy SIG

Zoom Meeting:  9:30am – 11:20am

Coordinators:   Dianne Fedderson & Steven Buhrow

Friday, April 9

Genetic Genealogy SIG

Zoom Meeting:   10:00am – 11:50am

Coordinators:  Sherry Bean & Diann LaRosa

Saturday, April 10

African American SIG

Coordinator:  Carol LaSalle


Easter DNA Sale on Now!

Happy Easter to all who celebrate! We’re excited to announce a great treat to sweeten your Easter – a fantastic sale on MyHeritage DNA kits. From April 1, 2021––April 5, 2021, MyHeritage DNA kits are on sale for just $59 US … continue reading

The 24-Hour Genealogy Webinar Marathon

April 8-9, 2021

Join us in making history as we embark on the second-annual 24-hour genealogy webinar marathon, where you will learn how to trace your ancestors from the world's top genealogists and educators. From creating your own YouTube channel to DNA, from Cherokee ancestry to Canada and England, there's something for everyone... in every time zone. And thanks to and MyHeritage, the entire event is free! Pop in for a session or two, or stick around for the full 24 hours — it's completely up to you. There will even be time for Q&A and door prizes. If you can't join us in real time, we've got you covered: all recordings will be available absolutely free for a week. Details and registration links can be found HERE.


FamilySearch Record Update for March 2021

FamilySearch expanded its free online archives in March with over 32 million new indexed family history records from all over the world. New historical records were added from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Denmark, the Dominican Republic, the . . . continue reading


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Four More Sources for New Zealand Family History

Tuesday, April 6 @ 10:00pm (EDT)

Presenter:  Fiona Brooker

Add some more detail to your New Zealand Family History by checking four more sources for your research:  Military records, NZ Electoral Rolls, The Suffrage Petition and the Cyclopedia of New Zealand. This is a free FamilyTree webinar – advance registration required – click HERE.

DNA for Dog Lovers

Wednesday, April 7 @ 2:00pm (EDT)

Presenter:  Shellee Morehead, Phd, CG

Do you love genetic genealogy? Do you love your dog? Are you curious about your pooch’s antecedents for training purposes or for a rescue pup? Get your doggy’s DNA tested and learn about the science behind both human and dog DNA testing, ethnicity and breed estimates, pedigree analysis and health markers. This is a free FamilyTree webinar – advance registration required – click HERE.

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